For Julia Villamar, Hudson County Community College provides the road to help fulfill her dreams. Born and raised in Ecuador, Julia came to the United States just a little over three years ago. The Union City resident graduated from Union Hill High School at the Union City High School North Campus.
Julia chose to attend HCCC after meeting with a representative from the College because, “I liked the way they treated me.” She decided to pursue her degree at the College as it provides the opportunity for her to study chemistry, which is essential to her career plans of becoming a pharmacist. After graduating in May 2012, she will transfer to a four-year school and complete her studies.
After her first semester at HCCC, Julia become more involved with the College’s programs and outreach efforts, and was the President of the Key Club and the Bilingual Coalition Club. Last spring, she accompanied Dr. Paula Pando and others in reaching out to the community and acquainting them with the new North Hudson Higher Education Center. She is the President of the HCCC Student Government for 2011-2012.
“I recommend Hudson County Community College to others because this College has a lot to offer students, and it is one that people can afford,” she said explaining that HCCC students are afforded the same studies as those who attend more expensive colleges and universities. Ms. Villamar’s husband is also a student at Hudson County Community College, where per-credit costs are among the lowest in New Jersey.